Mismanagement and Harassment at Solis Islamabad: Police registers FIR, celebrities stand in solidarity with victims!

In a country that’s already deprived of entertainment facilities and festival culture, Solis Islamabad proved to be a big disaster after people forcibly tried to get in and overcrowded the venue which resulted in one of the stages to collapse, with many injured and harassed it was nothing short of a nightmare.

This was the fourth edition of the EDM festival taking place at PNCA and all was going well until people with fake tickets started showing up and when they were refused entry, they tried entering in as a mob, attacking anyone and anything that came in their way.

There were numerous accounts of harassment that the girls faced at the festival, even the boys weren’t spared. And after the stage collapsed people tried stealing from the victims who were hurt or stuck, with many ending up at hospitals.

An FIR has been registered against the management said DC Islamabad, Muhammad Hamza Shafqaat, in an update on social media regarding the debacle at the Solis Music and Arts Festival in Islamabad.

Horrific accounts from the attendees came forward:

As the reports of the mismanagement came through, people were in furious and in disbelief:

Many thought the city just wasn’t capable of managing an event:

People were disappointed:

People were in disbelief:

Many were blaming men for the inappropriate behaviour:

Many thought the society needed a lot of schooling:

People were recalling how Islamabad has a history of hooliganism:

Many thought that Pakistan had a long way to go:

It was disturbing for many:

People were calling it the death of international artists coming to Pakistan:

Many were simply slut shaming women for the clothes they chose to wear:

And while people were standing with the victims, celebrities joined in after they learnt what went down at the festival:

Ahsan Khan had some suggestions:

Frieha Altaf was utterly disappointed:

The official Solis page on Instagram issued a statement the very next day, saying they were sorry and they tried their best:

There were rumours of someone dying at the festival, but they were shunned down by the attendees, many were injured but there were no casualties. RIP festival culture in Pakistan.

What do you think about what happened at the Solis Festival in Islamabad? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Excellent read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing a little research on that. And he just bought me lunch since I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch!

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